Miami Art Museum commissions Cortada
to create mural with Little Havana youth
The Miami-Dade Empowerment Zone awarded Miami Art Museum a $32,000 grant for
the MAM in the neighborhood program. The program, which takes place from June
through August 2001, is a mural project that reaches out to underserved teens identified
by the East Little Havana assembly of the Miami-Dade Empowerment Zone.
Led by artist Xavier Cortada, the students will design and paint a mural at
555 NW South River Drive. The students will also participate in hands-on art
workshops with artists and education professionals, learn about public art, and
participate in tours and interactive workshops at several South Florida cultural
The completed mural will be unveiled at noon on August 19, 2001.
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